Create and renew: Two powerful tactics to confront an industry wracked by complex and bewildering changes. That’s the theme of the WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit, Oct. 24-25 in New York City.

This Summit will be a meeting point for some of the sharpest minds in the business who will address fickle consumer tastes, a complex socio-economic backdrop and how the digital juggernaut is disrupting retail and compelling brands and stores alike to innovate like never before.

The Summit also will mark the second year of the WWD Honors that recognize the achievements of key industry executives and companies.

Join us for two days of the Summit, as top retailers and brand executives, dealmakers and thought leaders from around the world share their wisdom, experience and advice.


October 24 - 25


New York City

Who Is Speaking?

  • Alexei AgratchevRETAILNEXT
  • Chip BerghLevi Strauss
  • Marco BizzarriGUCCI
  • Neil BlumenthalWarby Parker
  • Patrick ChalhoubChalhoub Group
  • Ryan CottonBain Capital
  • J. Michael EvansAlibaba Group
  • Tommy HilfigerThe Tommy Hilfiger Group
  • Kris Jenner
  • Mike KaranikolasREVOLVE CLOTHING
  • Karl LagerfeldChanel
  • Jerry LorenzoFEAR OF GOD
  • Gene ManheimHerbert Mines Associates
  • Andrea MitchellNBC News
  • Virginie MorgonEurazeo
  • Vibhu Norbyb8ta
  • Pete NordstromNORDSTROM
  • Greg PetroFirst Insight
  • Michael PreysmanEverlane
  • Sarah QuinlanMastercard
  • Nathalie RémyMCKINSEY & COMPANY
  • Rihanna
  • Jay W. SammonsThe Carlyle Group
  • Kendra ScottKendra Scott, LLC
  • Anastasia SoareAnastasia Beverly Hills
  • Daniella VitaleBarneys New York

WWD Honors

  • Karl LagerfeldChanel
  • Marco BizzarriGucci
  • MonclerMoncler
  • The RealRealThe RealReal
  • PatagoniaPatagonia

Past Attendees

Past Editorial Coverage

  • Rihanna to Speak at the WWD Apparel + Retail Summit

    The Oct. 24 event will honor Karl Lagerfeld, Gucci’s Marco Bizzarri, Moncler, The Real Real and Patagonia.


Event Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities provide direct access to the most influential executives in the industry through high-profile brand visibility and interaction, plus targeted networking. Sponsorship opportunities are limited and can be highly customized to meet your marketing objectives.

For more information on sponsoring, please contact Alexis Coyle at 646.356.4719 or

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